Orinj version 6.0.0
The Orinj Side Chained compressor is a simple compressor that adjusts the amplitude of one signal based on the amplitude of another. A side chained compressor, for example, can be applied to a bass track based on the amplitude changes in a drum track, so that the bass thumps with the drums. The side chained compressor will check the amplitude of the drums and, based on whether the amplitude of the drums is above or below the compressor threshold, will adjust the amplitude of the bass. An explanation of how compressors work is provided in the topic on the Orinj Compressor and in the topic Compressor / expander (of dynamics). See also Orinj Simple compressor, as the parameters of the Orinj Side Chained compressor are the same as the parameters of the Orinj Side Chained Compressor.
Using the Orinj Side Chained Compressor
The Orinj Side Chained Compressor can be added to tracks, auxiliary channels, and the master channel in the multitrack session view and to waves in the single wave view (although side chaining is only useful where there are multiple tracks).
- To add the effect to a track in the session, first click on the track to select it. Click on Effect, Dynamics, and then on Orinj Side Chained Compressor in the menu.
- To add the effect to an auxiliary channel in the session, click on Track, then Groups / Aux Channels, and then on Aux Channel Controls in the menu. In the auxiliary channel control dialog, click on the Add button.
- To add the effect to the master channel in the session, click on Track and then on Master Channel in the menu. In the master channel dialog, click on the Add button.
- To add the effect to a wave in the single wave view, click on Effect, Dynamics, and then on Orinj Side Chained Compressor in the menu.
You will see the following dialog.
When the dialog becomes visible, the compressor has been added. Adjust the compressor parameters in the dialog and click on Close. The parameters of the Orinj Side Chained Compressor are described below.
Orinj Side Chained Compressor parameters
See Orinj Effects for notes on the Title, Track, Presets, and Bypass controls. See Orinj Simple compressor for an explanation on the Threshold, Attack, Release, Output, Forward, and Peak / Average controls. Use the Control drop down box to select the control track of the side chained compressor – the track, the amplitude of which will be used to change the amplitude of the incoming signal.
See Orinj Effects for additional notes on: where Orinj effects can be used, using boxes and sliders that impact the same parameter (such as the box and slider for the compressor attack), applying effects to mono and stereo waves, and using effects during playback. See Orinj Working with effects for additional information on creating, modifying, moving, removing, and processing effects. See Compressor / expander (of dynamics) for additional information on the compressors in audio processing.